Pitching Your Project

I got 99 problems, but a pitch ain't one.Today, you will share your pitch with the rest of the class, following the list of questions on p. 56 of Writer/Designer. Remember this is just an informal chat with your classmates. No reason to be nervous. Just talk loudly enough for everyone in the classroom to hear you.

Remember that the goals for this project include participating excellently and being an excellent scholar. To that end, as your classmates pitch their ideas, please listen politely. Your attention should primarily be on your classmates, and not on your computer screen. As appropriate, you may ask questions about another student’s project, make suggestions, and offer support.

Project 3 Checklist

There are a lot of little things due as you work on Project 3, so I have made a checklist in Google Docs to help you keep track of what you have (or still need) to do. We can talk about it at more length next week.

For now, you can view the checklist online, and then go to the File menu and choose Make a Copy to save a copy to your Google Drive. Be sure to change the document name to include your first name, and add your name in the body of the document. Once you have a copy, you can either track things online, or print it out and track it on paper. At the end of the project, you will have a list of everything you have done.

Writing and Homework

  • Be sure to write and publish a blog post for today that talks about what you have accomplished since your last post and why you did what you did.
  • For Tuesday, April 1, be sure you have read Chapter 6. Most of the class time will be spent working on the project. By this point, you should be ready to work on mock-ups and storyboards in class, as described in the chapter.

Course Sign-up Reminder

It’s course request time for Fall 2014. Please be sure to sign up for your classes now to ensure that the courses are available when you need them! Courses that don’t “make” after course request period are often cancelled.

Additionally, if you are a professional writing major or minor and need to take technical writing (English 3764), I will be teaching two sections of course online this fall. I also have an online section this summer that still has seats available.